Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2021
Closes
Jan 28, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Division of Preservation and Access provides leadership and support in the national effort to preserve and create access to cultural heritage resources that constitute the foundation for research, education, and public programming in the humanities. Preservation and Access grants help NEH achieve one of its major strategic goals: to advance knowledge and understanding of the humanities in the United States.
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Responsibilities

The program analyst provides technical, analytical, and administrative support within the division in managing the grant application process and program operations.
  • Assists Humanities Administrators and managers by preparing and tracking calendars, workflows, materials, and reports for panels, meetings of the National Council, and other division meetings and developing statistical information on applications and awards.
  • Provides support for virtual and in-person special events (i.e. logistical coordination, travel arrangements, booking, submitting requisitions, note-taking, basic tech support)
  • Participates in the administration of grant applications and active grants, in such duties as screening applications to assist in determining eligibility and reviewing reports of funded projects.
  • Provides guidance to prospective applicants on the division's grant programs and application process.
  • Gathers information for press releases, web features, and dissemination through social media, and for responding to Congressional inquiries.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


Qualifications

At the GS-9 level Qualified candidates must possess:1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Experience assisting with program administration; maintaining data through automated systems; applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques; promoting programs through electronic media; and ensuring compliance with policy, terms and conditions.

At the GS-11 level Qualified candidates must possess:1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral graduate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: Experience assisting with program administration; maintaining data through automated systems; applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques; promoting programs through electronic media; identifying administrative problems and recommending possible solutions; monitoring programs, budget allocations, and obligations; ensuring compliance with policy, terms and conditions.

As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

  • Administration and Management
  • Grant Management
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing


Education

N/A

Additional information

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be separated from the military under honorable conditions and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Record of Military Service), in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

5. This position may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

6. Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Merit Staffing Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You will be further evaluated against job-related criteria and placed in one of two pre-defined categories:
  • Best Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position.
  • Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

Any exaggeration of an applicant's experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating an applicant ineligible, not hiring the applicant, or for termination after he/she begins work. If a determination is made that in responding to the competency-based question an applicant has rated themselves higher than is evident in their resume, experience, and/or education, the applicant's score may be manually adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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